SIDE CAR PASSENGERS
Passengers carried in a sidecar must:
• Wear a correctly fitted and securely fastened approved motorcycle helmet.
• Remain safely seated.
The motorcycle rider must not ride with more passengers than the sidecar is designed to carry.
Children under eight are allowed to travel in a sidecar.
Any load carried on a motorcycle must:
• Not project more than 150mm beyond the outer extremity of the front wheel.
• Not project more than 300mm beyond the outer extremity of the rear wheel.
• Not project beyond the extreme outer portion of the motorcycle on either side.
Any load carried on a motorcycle and sidecar combination must:
• Not project more than 600mm beyond the outer extremity of the front wheel.
• Not project more than 900mm beyond the outer extremity of the rear wheel.
• Not project beyond the extreme outer portion of the combination on either side.
All loads must:
• Be properly secured.
• Not cause the motorcycle or combination to become unstable.
• Not project from the motorcycle or combination in a way that is likely to injure or obstruct other vehicles or pedestrians, or cause damage to a vehicle or anything else (including the road surface).
TOWING AND BEING TOWED
If a motorcycle is being towed by another vehicle, with a towline (chain, rope, fabric, strap or wire), the distance between the two vehicles must not exceed 2.5 metres.
If the towline is longer than 2 metres, a white or brightly coloured flag, piece of cloth or other similar material must be attached to the line as a warning.
Your motorcycle’s tyres must be in good condition and have a tread at least 1.5 mm deep across the tread surface.
Motorcycles must not have regrooved tyres, unless the tyre was manufactured to be regrooved.
keep the tyres inflated to the pressure recommended by the manufacturer or they may overheat and fail.
The sidewalls of the tyres should not have any cracks or bumps.
If your tyres wear unevenly there may be a problem with the steering or suspension.